NaNoWriMo Inspiration: Wordnik Words of the Day

Stretch those typing muscles and get out your word counters because it’s that time of year again. That’s right: NaNoWriMo.

In case you didn’t know, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. Every November participants from around the world strive to write at least 50,000 words of a novel (or any book-length work) in 30 days, which by our calculations is about 1,667 words a day. Not a word count to sneeze at.

Wordnik is here to help. Every day for the month of November, we’ll be selecting words of the day from classic novels (such as Villette and Jane Eyre) to spark your imaginations. Not only that, if you use a word of the day in your novel and tweet the sentence to us, you might get selected to appear in our weekly roundup, in which you case you’ll also get stickers!


(For those in the know, think WotD Perfect Tweet Challenge, only NaNoWriMo-ier.)

How might you keep up with all the WotDs? You can follow us on Twitter (which you’ll want to do anyway for all things word-nerdy), like us on Facebook, and subscribe to the Words of the Day by email.

Keep your eye out for the first official NaNoWriMo WotD on November 1. Good luck!